Mac Hammond (1926 - 1997)
Mac Hammond (1926-1997) was a poet and professor emeritus of English, and the director of the graduate program in creative writing at the university of New York at Buffalo.
He was the author of four volumes of poetry, The Horse Opera and Other Poems (1966); Cold Turkey (1969); Six Dutch Hearts (1978), and Mappamundi, New and Selected Poems (1989). Hammond also wrote for magazines such as the Paris Review, Poetry and Choice. He was invited to the White House in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter for a program honoring 200 American poets.